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Public charter
Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 600
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6610 Grand Montecito Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89149

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(702) 631-4751
(702) 586-0836
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April 17, 2015
I have a kindergartener at the Monecito Campus and I have been mostly pleased with the school year. Our teacher is excellent and brings compassion and energy to the classroom. She differentiates in kindergarten, which many teachers do not. Her dedication to her students is unsurpassed. The school itself has a family feel and nice activities like a spelling bee, international night, and festivals. Every staff member knows my child and is friendly and engaging. Both principals are welcoming and have an open dialogue with parents. I think the curriculum for kindergarten is slow in reading and writing, but my teacher provides additional enrichment. Class sizes are too large for low grades, but the administration committed to a reduction for subsequent years. I was displeased with the last minute increase in class size and the decision to not hire aides for kindergarten. However, I am delighted that my kindergartener is in a full day program with specials. Her education is greatly enriched by library, art, and music. The librarian supplements their education with wonderfully enriching activities. The art teacher is passionate about teaching the arts and coordinates with the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2015
My daughter is a kindergarten at the Alexander campus and she loves it there. The three teachers at this campus are excellent! The communication on when events are happening and what they needs for events can be worked on but my child is thriving in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2015
I've been going to Quest prep for two years now, I'm a sophomore. I've never been in a more chaotic and disorganized school in my life. Many of the staff talks down to students, they claim to have this "safe haven" because it's a small school. Nope, they treat us like cattle, all the same. I have little connection with most my teachers. I'd rather attend public school. I don't recommend Quest for children who have a hard time paying attention/need a connection with a teacher because they make little effort towards the students.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2014
This is my child's first year at Quest (Montecito campus). The communication from the administration has been woefully lacking. We met the teacher (who was only hired a week previous) for 10 minutes at the Back to School night, never had a tour of the school, never met any of the administration, and received little information about the first day. The start date was pushed back two weeks at the last minute and extended into the middle of June. Each student received an ipad or laptop for school work. Yet my child, three weeks in, hasn't had a single homework assignment or class that used the technology. There seems to still be a lot of disorganization. I don't understand how they can't retain teachers. The class sizes are just as large as CCSD and honestly, I haven't seen a better education. I'm hoping that the year will get better. But from other reviews I've read, it seems parents have been hoping for this for some time. It would be great if Quest could get their act together and really be a benefit to the kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
I have two sons that attend Quest Academy. My older son started Quest Prep the 1st year the high school opened (12/13) and the 1st semester was very rough due to certain administrators - namely the principal. When Mrs. Roberson took over as the principal the 2nd semester, things changed for the better. I feel that she is professional & dedicated to making Quest Academy the best it can be. Both of my sons enjoy going to school here. I want my children to get a good education & have a safe environment to learn in. I feel that Quest provides that for them. The sports programs are just starting out, but it gives the students an opportunity to play and be a part of a team. I have not had any problems with any of my children's teachers - they have been open to communication. I personally feel the high turnover in regards to teachers was due to the prior administration. I think Quest Academy has a great amount of potential to be a really good school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2014
So far it's going ok in Kinder at Alexander. Not sure the learning is ther just yet but the good teaching stafford just getting situated. Coming from Chalenger this has been different. Not as structured or strong in education so far. We have confidence and believe things will get figured out as time goes on. Any other parents have experience in this school and have opinions on the new school year? Are other grades offering challenging education for your children? Thanks. Concerned Parent after week one.five

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
We have just started our third year at Quest. Surprisingly, there was a huge turn over with teaching staff and administration this year. We had expected to see quite a few if the same familiar faces in staff but that hasn't been the case. As a parent, I have been impressed with the professional demeanor of my kids' teachers but have some overall concerns regarding feeling like a stranger when I walk thru the doors of a school we have been attending for three years now. Hoping for a good school year and will stay in communication with the teachers as well as attempt to become acquainted with the new administration.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
My child has been attending this school for the last four years and will be starting his fifth year in a couple of weeks. We have been through the ups and downs with this school, but the one thing that has remained consistent is the dedication that the teachers and staff have to the children. The new administration and board have done an excellent job of being very open and honest with the parents about plans and the changes that need to occur to get the school back on course so that the children get the best educational experience possible. I highly recommend Quest.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
my school is quest academy and i'm in 8th grade i know some of the sites says that quest academy is the worst they are wrong i am in that school i started officialy last year and it was amazing and you should take an kid advice from that school that is me and i really do like this school all the teacher are challenging and really they do the best they can on me. this was the best school last year and i'm really looking forward for this year i was really emotional when i left cause i really didn't want to left my friends and teacher this school has the best students ever.

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2014
My children attended this school for the 2013-2014 school year. By far one of the worst decisions I have made. This school does NOTHING about bullying going on in the school. They allow children to keep attending who have been in several fights and who have behavioral problems. I was very excited to have my children attend and at the end only realized what a mistake. I pulled my children out before the end of the school year. The administration is also very unprofessional and rude. The only good thing about this school is some of its teachers, which sadly many are leaving.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
What a disappointment this school has been this past year. The whole administration and board were new to their positions due to the shake down that occurred in the prior school year and it was overwhelmingly obvious. So disorganized and chaotic - I did not get a sense of security having my child there. The curriculum may be more advanced than a "typical" Clark County School District school, but I seriously doubt it. And the fund raisers - Holy Cow - there's at least one fundraiser each and every month on top of added costs for anything and everything. There's no way my kid is going back to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2014
It's our first year with Quest and I and my baby girl LOVE IT!!! Her teacher is amazing, caring and always have time to talk about my kid. We can't wait next year

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
The school needs serious improvements. Some of the teachers and staff need training on how to professionally address problems with the parents. The staff and some of the teachers are very rude and not kind at all. This type of behavior rubs off on to the children that attend their school. The quality level of education and curriculum is very weak. They serious need to improve on their curriculum and teaching style. They address that they involve the parents but this is nothing but a lie! They don't want parents to get involved so they lie and make up stories so that the parents can't get involved in their child school activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
This school is not as it seems. The school lectures students on bullying against each other which is a good point, but they fail to implement this in their own orderly conduct as staff members. The staff members at the school are bullies. This includes some of the teachers and support staff. Be warned that they play favoritism and single out children that they don't like. They bully these children and try to knock down their self-esteem and spirits. The staff also sticks together by lying to cover up their wrong doing. Do your homework if you decide to send your children to this school. There are far better 4-star charter schools that are much better than this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
My daughter has had an exceptional experience at this school, so much so that she will be continuing on to third grade here in the fall! The staff is caring and competent!! The teachers are extremely dedicated and inspiring. Parent involvement is above an beyond the norm. The OLD principal is gone....The NEW principal is GREAT!!! Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2014
This school is PHENOMENAL. My children have excelled because of the teachers and staff at Quest. The BEST decission I ever made was putting them into this school and taking them our of CCSD. The class sizes are great, the teachers are motivated, dedicated and certified to teavh my kids. The Administrator is AMAZING and cares about each kid and family individually. There is no politics or fighting. The Governng Board has made so many good and positive changes that can't be listed. There is a sense of excellence and devition towards the school succeeding as a whole. I love listening to the Governing Board meetings now because they have tried very hard to make this look like a 5 STAR school, and they are. The website is better, they broadcast the meetings via the internet and they keep making the right moves and changes. Quest just announced some growth that sounds very good for middle school and high school kids. And I hear they may be moving around the valley. This is a good thing also. TAKE YOUR KIDS HERE! ITS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
This is an amazing school that prides itself on caring for each child's emotional, social, and educational needs. The Board, administration, and staff are dedicated to producing life long learners. Parents are welcomed in the school and take an active role in their children's educational and extra curricular activities

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
This school has a new administration that came in at the end of the 2013 school year. So far they have done an amazing job bringing the teachers, students and parents together. My kids love attending Quest Academy!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I have a 7th grader, a 6th grader and a kinder student at Quest. They all love the school and the teachers! The PTO is very involved and there are so many activities and school functions for the kids to participate in. I would definitely recommend Quest!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
Quest is a great school with very caring teachers. The students here care for each other. Both my girls teacher are the best teachers ever. Love this school

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
This school is amazing, my child has learned so much in just one day. This school is truly amazing

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
This will be my daughter's 2nd year at Quest. She will be in 7th grade. She loves all of her teachers. I find that a smaller school setting helps her learn more without even realizing it. The class sizes mirror CCSD, but with only 600 kids in K-8 it makes for a much better learning experience. They focus not only on academics, it focus on life learning. I am very happy with Quest and plan to send her through High School.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
This school is a really good school with good teachers and administrators. What previous reviews failed to mention, the kindles and other gifts were given out as Christmas gifts, rewards for attendance, and for the less fortunate. My child was a student who receive one of these gifts. You will read in the media all the information, however as we know media never tells the full story in order to get high ratings. They never talked to.any of the parents of the children who received gifts. This school is and will continue to be a very good school. The principal is very caring and always goes the extra mile to help our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
FIND A DIFFERENT CHARTER. The teachers in this school are wonderful, especially the kindergarten teachers. As of the principal and other administrative they are just cruel and horrible. The Principal embezzled $15K, took the school credit cards and fundings and bought personal things and christmas presents such as kindles, DVDs, video games, etc. There has been harsh environment in the school. They have proof of all these allegations. I do not want my child in this environment no longer. The staff and the principal try to bribe you to be on there side. This school is all over the news if you want to read further.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2012
My son has been with this school since they were with Imagine. The teachers have always been great. The school has been great up until now. The principal (Connie Jordan) has been found by the state to have broken laws and embezzled money from the school with the board leader's (Christina Fuentes) help. Those that have spoken up against the principal have been fired, forced to quit or put on leave. The state has recommend that Connie Jordan and Christina Fuentes resign or the school will most likely lose it's charter.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2012
When I reviewed this school last year, I gave it 5 out of 5. Not so this year. The teachers are still wonderful, but the administration has ruined the school. They opened the new high school and all of the focus is there. The teachers are under so much pressure from administration and are afraid for their jobs most of the time. The principal fired a teacher in my son's classroom in front of the entire class, during class, for turning in her two week notice. The principal has gone into classrooms and interrogated students, including my son, demanding answers in writing, as to what other teachers have 'said about her'. Discipline, which used to be swift and fair, is none existant. When the teachers try to discipline certain students, the principal blocks them from doing so and revokes the discipline that was placed. I am heartbroken that the school my son loved has been destroyed.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2012
The teachers in this school are so dedicated and caring. The communication between myself and my child's teacher was unlike any other! I always felt comfortable and knew that my child was not an unknown face in the crowded halls of the public school system. This school is its own little community, where my child, and all students are well known members. I love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
Small class size and caring teachers and staff is what makes this school top notch ! My Son has had the best school year here. Cant wait for the new Quest Prep High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
My child attended when the school was Imagine in the Valle. Now that they have broken away from Imagine, I'm sure it's even better. Extremely caring principal, teachers and school board. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of time spent on CRT prep that, I feel, should be spent on educating the children, instead. I feel the language arts curriculum could be more interesting & educational than sample test materials. That being said, I understand there is great pressure for a public charter school to perform well on the CRT's. The teachers are GREAT teachers and dedicated to the school's success and the well-being of all children. Bullying is not tolerated and immediately addressed at the highest level. The school board is very dedicated and deserves a huge amount of respect for standing up to Imagine Scools Inc and having the bravery to go out on their own. Obviously, what's best for the children is their priority. I hope they now take this freedom to be more innovative in their choices of curriculum. My child loved everything about this school and every staff member. I'm sorry we left for a school closer to home.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
My son went from HATING school to LOVING school when he changed to Imagine Valle. The teachers care, the atmosphere is positive, and I am thankful every single day that we found this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
I Love to see my kids smiles when I drop them off. They no longer drag their feet to go to school. Teachers make learning fun & I love the idea of my kids loving school! Imagine Valle, keep up the work!!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
A physical structure/building does not make a school great. Its excellent teachers, strong leadership of the principal, and challenging academic programs create a school's foundation and are what make a school great. Imagine School In The Valle is more than just a GREAT educational institution. We are a family. The teachers love, nurture and educate my child as if he were theirs. They are constantly challenging my son and piquing his interests and intelligence. I would not send my child to any other school!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
We feel very fortunate to be a part of this school. The principal, staff, and parents are all very committed. Communication is excellent between staff and families. Art, language, computer lab, library and other classes have been included in the curriculum this year. The school works with children that exceed grade level work as well as with those who need a little extra help. Imagine Valle offers a wonderful, safe, and positive environment for the children.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2010
I love the family atmosphere this school provides. My child gets individual attention and is challenged with additional work despite the large classroom sizes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 16, 2010
Wasn't bad when my child started, but they have yet to do all the things that would make them a better school than the rest. 2 years have gone by and still no school of their own. Needless to say ... not what I expected. I just hope that when I do put my child back into the public system, he is not behind.

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Quest Academy Preparatory Education
6610 Grand Montecito Parkway, Las Vegas, NV  89149
(702) 631-4751
Last modified Quest Academy Preparatory Education is a Charter school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Quest Academy Preparatory Education Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top